What Alibaba can teach us about winning in B2b ecommerce

The average North American likely hasn’t heard of Alibaba, but the Asian retailer is larger than Amazon and eBay combined. The juggernaut, founded in 1999, continues to dominate the ecommerce market and continues to generate substantial revenues and make history. In September, Alibaba made international headlines after having the largest global initial public offering (IPO) […]

How lawyers, firms are ignoring the ‘social’ in social media

The Harvard Business Review proclaims that “content is king” in digital and social media marketing. Yet many lawyers and law firms remain mired in the past, using websites, LinkedIn pages and Twitter accounts mostly to shout “Me!” to the world. Used properly, social media starts a conversation. But whether it is LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube, the […]

5 ways to boost your Pinterest presence (and why your Pins can increase sales)

by Kay Mathews For startups and SMBs, increasing your presence on Pinterest reaps valuable rewards beyond the self-satisfaction of pretty Boards adorned with stylish Pins. Businesses can attract more followers, new customers, and higher sales. When it comes to e-commerce-related sharing, Pinterest surpassed Facebook last year. Sharing on Pinterest translates into more earnings for businesses: […]

Samsung aims to focus more on B2B market

The world’s largest electronics company by revenue says it hopes to continue investments in mobile healthcare and B2B areas, as Samsung believes there will be continued growth in the sector. As ZDNet reports, Samsung wrote in its third-quarter corporate disclosure filed to the Korea Exchange: “We’ll be a company that provides numerous values to customers based on […]

Investing in e-commerce? Better make it mobile

It seems that B2B suppliers have noticed that it’s almost 2015 and hey, wouldn’t you know it, the whole buying-online fad is probably here to stay. A recent report by Forrester Consulting suggests that B2B is getting serious about e-commerce: 80 percent or more of online B2B sellers are planning to invest in, implement, or upgrade their e-commerce platform within […]

Video: The 3 mistakes companies are making in digital right now

In this video, Christopher Vollmer, Managing Director for consulting firm Strategy&’s Digital Services, explains what he sees as the top three missteps that are holding companies back from winning in digital. Vollmer says many companies lack a “clear well-defined strategy,” which can stunt growth and innovation. Also, companies should put the user in the centre of what they […]

Rules for Reddit: B2B intro to the world’s most influential discussion forums

Your boss or your client wants to run a new B2B marketing campaign. And try some new things. And they’ve heard Reddit is big. What do you do? Start here. First of all, is it big? Yes. Nothing major happens on the web without Reddit noticing. That may seem like a grandiose statement, but it’s true. […]

How can you better measure the success of your mobile marketing?

To create more effective advertising campaigns, there is one key question marketers need to ask: what was it that persuaded a consumer to make a purchase? Determining attribution in digital advertising is one of the most difficult challenges in the industry today, and this is made even more challening with the rise in mobile devices. […]

Why programmatic is a trend you can’t afford to ignore

Programmatic buying is shaking up the digital marketing industry, even if those deep within the market don’t know it yet. As TechRadar reports, according to recent research by the IAB (International Advertising Bureau), 89 percent of European publishers, advertisers and agencies state that they believe “programmatic trading will indeed have a significant impact on digital […]

Should SMBs go beyond QuickBooks for their accounting software?

Is Intuit well positioned to maintain its dominance in the small-to-medium business accounting software market in cloud era? Is the company’s long-running QuickBooks franchise still the best option for SMBs? QuickBooks has been around in one form or another for a generation. But over the past few years, cloud-based mobile competitors have been gaining customers […]